The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ...
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When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story. Written by
Like the characters they portrayed, two of the actors playing the brothers died at a far younger than average age: James Cardwell who played George died at age 32 in 1954 and George Offerman Jr. who played Joe died at age 45 in 1963. See more »
In the end of the movie, George (the oldest Sullivan brother) was in Sick Bay when the remaining four brothers go to rescue him. In reality, George and Al were the only Sullivan brothers to survive the sinking of USS Juneau. Al drowned the next day and George succumbed 4-5 days later to dementia, when he shed his uniform and swam off in search of his brothers. See more »
George Thomas Sullivan, I baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
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This has to be the greatest tearjerker of all time. I was only an early teenager when I saw this (now 66), and I cried till the sun came up, as I lie in bed trying to sleep after seeing it. Thomas Mitchell was just too much as the bereaved father, and I have felt a close kinship to him because of what he went through for what seems like all of my life. I wanted to take him in my arms and comfort him somehow. His boys were so filled with wonder and joy, and so young and excited about life. The movie almost culminates everything that is so devastating about war, but makes the point that it has its place in the weaknesses of mankind, and the fact that we all are, after all, just human.
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